Decision & behaviour support systems

Keywords: Behaviour change support systems, e-Partner, Decision support systems, Negotiation & deliberation, Strategic reasoning, Reasoning under uncertainty, Values & norms, Game theory

Description:
Computers can assist us in daily life in many different ways. A robot might help a child to learn about their illness, a virtual agent could assist patients during therapy, or an app could help you negotiate about the price when buying a house. Such systems reason about the situation, our personal differences, to see how they might best help and understand us. Our work focuses on support of two different types. Firstly, decision support, for instance on what bid to accept in a negotiation setting. And secondly, on (changing) behavior, for instance by motivating someone to take the stairs. To support us in these ways, such systems require knowledge of the other person, but also the ability to reason with this knowledge. Projects in this area often combine formalizing knowledge from psychology with formal reasoning methods, to create smarter electronic partners. 

Related projects:
CORESAEP - http://ii.tudelft.nl/coresaep/
Pocket Negotiator - http://ii.tudelft.nl/negotiation/index.php/Negotiation

Related tracks: ST, DST 

Related courses:

BSc CSE

MSc CS

Related Key publications:

  • Modelling the Social Environment: Towards Socially Adaptive Electronic Partners (PDF, URL). In Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Modelling and Reasoning in Context (MRC 2018). 2018. Ilir Kola, Catholijn M. Jonker, M. Birna van Riemsdijk
  • What Should I Do? Deriving Norms from Actions, Values and Context (PDF, URL). In Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Modelling and Reasoning in Context (MRC 2018). 2018. Myrthe L. Tielman, Catholijn M. Jonker, M. Birna van Riemsdijk
  • A Temporal Logic for Modelling Activities of Daily Living. In Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning (TIME 2018). Forthcoming. Malte S. KlieƟ, Catholijn M. Jonker, M. Birna van Riemsdijk
  • Baarslag T, Hendrikx MJ.C., Hindriks KV., Jonker C.M., (2015). Learning about the opponent in automated bilateral negotiation: a comprehensive survey of opponent modeling techniques, Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Springer US, 30, pages:849-898, Preliminary version or final text, issn: 1387-2532, doi: dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10458-015-9309-1, url.
  • Aydogan R, Baarslag T, Hindriks KV., Jonker C.M., Yolum P, (2015). Heuristics for using CP-nets in utility-based negotiation without knowing utilities, Knowledge and Information Systems, Springer London, 45, pages:357-388, Preliminary version or final text, issn: 0219-1377, doi: dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10115-014-0798-z, url.